Sunday, December 11, 2016

Nation Building

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Foreign Policy

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump sat down the editorial board of the Washington Post recently to answer specifics on his publicity views.

Of particular focus was his foreign policy plans and Trump set a path that is a 180 degree turn about from policies of nearly all past presidents aside from Thomas Jefferson.

Trump told the board, “I don’t think we should be doing nation-building anymore . . . I think it’s proven not to work.”

The billionaire, when specifically asked about aide to Germany, Saudi Arabia and Japan said, “We spent billions of dollars on Saudi Arabia and they have nothing but money, and I say, ‘why?’”

Trump went on to express grave concern over the United State’s involvement in NATO along with the necessity to project power with military bases scattered about the world.

In dealing with ISIS, Trump is opposed to sending troops to fight the Islamic State, instead, he plans to pressure “other countries” to fight the terrorist group while providing air support wherever needed.

Given ISIS has infiltrated major parts of the European Union, traditional means of war fighting would be ineffective against the group.

Trump’s views are already being seen as an isolationist foreign policy and “inward” thinking by the candidate.

His supporters consider the focus as putting America and its citizens first over the wants and needs of foreign nations.

Given the massive consulting and lobbying industry that exists to beg for foreign aid, the Washington Establishment will be quick to decry Trump’s stance as Xenophobic and continue the label of “racist” on the GOP contender.

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